|"As Jehovah had commanded"|
This is the first of three methods, that we will examine, which God uses to express his will and authority to the christian.
God has given us commands both demanding and forbidding certain actions.
Some teach that a christian is not required to obey God's commands, because salvation is of Grace. While it is true, that obedience neither merits nor produces salvation, the Bible teaches that submissiveness is essential to being granted God's gifts of His grace.
There are commands in the Bible which are only applicable to christians. For example, the commands which are addressed to overseers of a local church are only applicable to christians because only christians can be overseers of a local church. If a christian does not have to obey God in order to continue in God's grace, then those commands which the Bible addresses to christians are not commands but suggestions or advice. And yet the word "command" is used in the New testament when one of God's spokesmen is addressing christians. (Some Examples: 2 Thessalonians 3:10; 1 Timothy 4:11)
In Acts 15, Peter spoke of the incident in which God had commanded Him to go preach to the Gentiles.
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